The Japanese have understood everything! Feeding fish, especially half-cooked fish is excellent for health. Tuna in foil or griddle blends very well with exotic flavors and can help you lose weight.
Half-cooked tuna, a caloric food?
Tuna is not a lean food. There are 184 calories per 100 grams of this fish, which is slightly less than in fresh salmon. It’s far from being the least calorific fish . For example, whiting contains 130 and seabream 77.
But even if it is one of the fatest fish ( it is all the same less than the mackerel ), it is not a reason to sulk. Half-cooked, we love its melting texture and firm at the same time. As an accompaniment , we choose vegetables sautéed wok and a green salad to balance the whole . If you are pregnant , it is however a dish that you should avoid ordering to avoid any risk of toxoplasmosis.
By the way, always order your fish and meat well cooked at the restaurant during pregnancy.
The benefits and harms of half-cooked tuna
Tuna is an important source of “good fats” and omega 3s that help prevent cardiovascular disease . When the tuna is cooked completely, these omegas disappear in part. Therefore, to enjoy all these virtues, it is advisable to eat raw ( sushi for example ) or half-cooked, with a sauce or virgin spice.
The ideal cooking time is 5 minutes in total on the barbecue or griddle , turning it halfway through cooking. Side mischief, there is not really for health but rather for the planet: the bluefin tuna is a species threatened with extinction, so it should not be consumed at all. As for yellowfin tuna and whitefin tuna, they are species particularly victims of industrial overfishing.
To eat more responsible, only buy fish that have a sustainable fishing label.
Recipes ideas for mid-cooked tuna
The most common recipe is that of tuna with sesame , from Asia, very popular for its crisp side . We dip our pieces of raw fish in a mixture of soy sauce and sesame seeds before grilling : a delight! Another sweet and savory idea: a marinade made from lime , coriander and coconut milk . You can also start preparing yakitori tuna kebabs .
Imagine original seasonings by playing on the mix of original flavors: balsamic vinegar for a sweet and sour , vanilla for a more flowery note, pepper for the character.